cannabis


can·na·bis

noun \ˈka-nə-bəs\

: a drug (such as marijuana or hashish) that comes from the hemp plant and is smoked illegally

Full Definition of CANNABIS

1
:  hemp 1a
2
:  any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive

Origin of CANNABIS

Latin, hemp, from Greek kannabis; akin to Old English hænep hemp
First Known Use: 1783

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, herb, key, sodden

can·na·bis

noun \ˈkan-ə-bəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANNABIS

1
a capitalized : a genus of annual herbs (family Moraceae) that have leaves with three to seven elongate leaflets and pistillate flowers in spikes along the leafy erect stems and that include the hemp (C. sativa) b : hemp 1
2
: any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive

cannabis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any plant of the genus Cannabis, which contains a single species, C. sativa. It is widely cultivated throughout the northern temperate zone. Hemp fiber is obtained from a tall, canelike variety, while marijuana is obtained from the female plant of a smaller variety.

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